Yang Sunjin is forced to attend a school run by his worst enemies, the Japanese, who have conquered Korea and dragged his father into slave labor. Not even the pleasant surprise he finds there can quell his mounting humiliation and anger. When the opportunity to strike back presents itself, the ancient teachings of the Buddha constrain him....until challenged by the bold new ideas sweeping Korea. The path that once seemed straight now twists and turns, leading into a murky and dangerous unknown.
As an exciting follow-up to their worldview course for 5th through 8th grade students, BrimWood Press has commissioned a new series of historical novels called Engaging Thinkers. This series includes one novel for each of the chronological periods of history: ancient, medieval, early modern and modern. Each story highlights the beliefs of a different worldview family: polytheism, monotheism, naturalism and pantheism. All are guaranteed to prompt thoughtful family discussions.